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Blue Moon. Box Jellyfish - Morbakka virulenta. Sail Rock, Thailand - Canon G10-f3.5-1/500-Inon D2000-Photoshop/Fractalius
By Stefan Follows
posted (5 days ago)
15 votes

Coupling squids
By Adeline Wee
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

Cenote Tajma Ha atmosphere
By Raoul Caprez
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

There are no good rules for photography- Ansel
By Steven Miller
posted (2 days ago)
12 votes

Pelagia noctiluca
By Jacob Scuba
posted (2 days ago)
12 votes

H. bargibanti, Cabilao, Philippines
By Daniel Strub
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Grace and beauty.. night swim.
By Steven Miller
posted (3 days ago)
11 votes


By Wayne Jones
posted (3 days ago)
11 votes

Abundance
Sand tiger sharks and bait fish congregate above the wreck of the Caribsea off the coast of North Carolina
By Tanya Houppermans
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes
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A curious baby humpback swims by me on the way to get a breath. The escort male is just visible behind momma. Despite the protection of the adult whales, two orcas killed and ate the baby the day after this photo was taken.
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Magical shot showing the ocean's most majestic creatures and making us all jealous :) The ambient light here worked perfectly and the colors are deep and precise. Clear winner!
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, February 9, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mexico
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Say ah ! Tiger beach by Dave Baker
Say ah ! Tiger beach
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Crazy shot!! Really captures the action here.
16 Votes
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The Night Watch
A great hammerhead at night near Bimini, Bahamas
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29 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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Gilbert, the freediver by Mathieu Foulquié
Gilbert, the freediver
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Landlocked Seas/Lakes France
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Janolus
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 2, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Image shot close to Catalina Island
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18 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Pacific United States
view portfolio more shots by Rasmus Raahauge
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Coldshot
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Blushing Yellow / Gobi
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16 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 16, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
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Aurelia by Mathieu Foulquié
Aurelia
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26 Votes
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date posted posted: (This month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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"Details of a Beauty" - Nembrotha Kubaryana Nudibranch
Komodo, Indonesia
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14 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Andre Philip
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The restlessness of a condemned soul.
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 16, 2015
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Red Sea Israel
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'Are you looking at me?' Whip Coral Benny.

Subal underwater housing, Canon 5D mk2, Canon 100mm macro, f18, 1/200, ISO200, Inon Z240 strobes, Subsee +5 diopter
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Underwater Photography is all about getting close and shooting low. This shot nails it!
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 27, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bohol Sea Philippines
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~ Feed Me! ~
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Terrific angle and amazing capture! The sun rays really complement the background. Excellent photo!
28 Votes
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"The Beehive"
A sponge hangs out from a steep wall as divers pass overhead. If you look closely, you can see an arrow crab peeking out over the edge of the sponge.
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That's a great shot. Nice work on the composition here. Underexposing the background was the key to this image.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 19, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Gobi on a seapen
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Captures nature in all its beauty and glory. I would hang this in my living room without hesitation.
40 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 26, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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I dropped my ball
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23 Votes
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Be my Valentine
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25 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Amazing day at Stingray Sandbar!
Changed the bottom to b&w, that's the real sunrise and reflection!
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17 Votes
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Flat worm portrait
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21 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Philippines
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Shadow Sharks
There were so many sand tiger sharks around us while diving off of North Carolina a couple weeks ago, that they seemed to just come out of nowhere.
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Zapata (aka Bruce) sings for his supper during a shark feed on Guadeloupe Island.
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
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H I D I N G
Yellow hairy goby (Paragobiodon xanthosoma)
... by Irwin Ang
H I D I N G
Yellow hairy goby (Paragobiodon xanthosoma)
Anilao, Philippines. August 2014
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Fantastic composition, capture and lighting!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Diver and yellow fan by Michael James Sealey
Diver and yellow fan
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16 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Atlantic Spain
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Cathedral is a favourite spot for the Raggies of Aliwal Shoal to hang out, these ladies have been here way to long and I suspect they may not be leaving till the next season passes.
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Perfect framing and dramatic lighting, as well as an excellent expression on the shark! Awesome photo.
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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"Home Security" part of my Underwater Surrealism series
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Coconut Octopus on a night dive,Anilao,Phillippines. by Richard Goluch
Coconut Octopus on a night dive,Anilao,Phillippines.
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23 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, March 8, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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"Over Under"
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 2, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
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